[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ... Uniquely ... African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover Topics: Igbo (African people), British, Men, Race relations
Torn - the second book of the Trylle Trilogy... Wendy thought she finally understood who she was and what she wanted, but everything changes when the rival Vittra come after her. She's caught between two worlds, torn between love and duty, and she must decide what life she is going to lead.
In his first novel in ten years, Ernest Gaines, the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, brings us a wrenching story of death and identity in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. A young black named Jefferson is a reluctant party in a shoot-out in a liquor store in which the three other men involved are all killed, including the white store owner. Jefferson, the only survivor, is accused of murder. At the trial, the essence of the... Topics: African American men, Death row inmates, Race relations, Friendship, Roman américain
At the fall of the City of Light, Miko is captured by the Empire's forces and is taken as a slave into the Empire. James. with the help of some new found allies, travels into the Empire to rescue his friend. From the City of Light, to the slave markets of Korazan, even unto the Empire's capitol itself, James continues his search for his friend, Miko, unwilling to leave him to his fate. ( 1 reviews )
Includes collections from Out of Boneville, The Great Cow Race, Eyes of the Storm, The Dragonslayer, Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border, Old Man's Cave, Ghost Circles, Treasure Hunters, Crown of Horns Topic: Comic books, strips, etc
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories, Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories
When James destroyed the Iron Mines at Sorna in a mammoth volcanic eruption after rescuing Miko from his enslavement, massive tsunamis wreaked havoc all along the Empires coastland. This brought the attention of certain powers within the Empire to bear.